Apostolic Fathers I

Modern translation of early Christian writings includes those by Barnabas, Clement, Ignatius, Polycarp, and those of the Didache. Essay required with critique of the writings offered.

Apostolic Fathers II

This study concentrates on many theological or historically passages of The Apostolic Fathers and their writings. Essay and critique required.

Arianism and Other Heresies

This heresy taught that Christ was not the only-begotten Son of God. The student will offer an essay that explains why this heresy goes against what Holy Scripture and sound Christian faith teach.

Early Fathers from the Philokalia

This anthology is a book for slow reading and deep attention to deepen and strengthen awareness and understanding of the practice of prayer of the Heart. Essay required.

Letters to Father Aristotle

This is a study in spirituality. Essay required.

Nicene & Post-Nicene Fathers I

This covers writings on the Confessions and Letters of St Augustine, and a sketch of his life. Essay and opinion required.

Nicene & Post-Nicene Fathers III

This covers writings on the Holy Trinity, Doctrinal Treatises, and Moral Treatises. Essay and opinion required.

Nicene & Post-Nicene Fathers IV

This covers writings Against the Manicheans, and Against the Donatists. Essay and opinion required.

Nicene & Post-Nicene Fathers XI

This covers Homilies on the Acts of the Apostles, and The Epistle to the Romans. Essay and opinion required.

On the Apostolic Tradition (Hippolytus)

This text provides liturgical information of great antiquity and has influenced liturgical study and reform, especially in western churches. Essay and opinion required.

On the Church: Treatises and Letters

This book, written by St Cyprian of Carthage, deals with his theory developed before his death concerning church unity that was almost universally accepted up to the European Reformation. Two books are required: On the Church: Select Treatises and On the Church: Select Letters, both written by this great saint of the Church.

Wholeness of Faith and Life: Orthodox Christian Ethics

This is a collection of sixteen essays on themes that seek to explain various aspects of Orthodox Christian ethics, e.g., personal, social, and ecclesial that are beneficial to all of every faith persuasion. Essay and opinion required.

Sayings of the Desert Fathers

Written by a Roman Catholic nun, this is a particular body of aphorisms and apothegmata known as the "Alphabetical Collection." Essay and opinion required.

Vita Patrum

This book is dedicated to the ascetic strugglers of Orthodoxy especially of Gaul (France). Essay required.

Writings of St Simeon and St Maximus

This is a two-textbook course on the spiritual writings of two great saints of the Eastern Christian Church. Essay required.